garnishee proceedings

garnishee proceedings

a process of enforcing a money judgment by the seizure or attachment of debts due or accruing to the judgment debtor that form part of his property available in execution. As such, it is a species of execution upon debts, for which the ordinary methods of execution are unavailable. As with foreclosure, garnishee orders are in two stages, namely, an order nisi followed by an order absolute.
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If you flout any law made by the legislature, the consequence is already prescribed in that same law; if you violate any policy of the executive, you are dealt with almost instantly, but you need the executive (police) to enforce the order/judgment of the court, at times even against the executive, such as when in garnishee proceedings against government, you need the approval of the Attorney-General.
Garnishee proceedings may be commenced against the debtor, among other legal proceedings, and in some provinces, including Alberta, provincial services such as motor vehicle registration and licensing may be suspended, and/or the debtor's name will be published on a dead-beat parents' list of debtors.
The Freeze Mandate and the procedure under Section 31(1) is analogous to the garnishee proceedings but with a major difference.